Engineered, produced, and mixed by Philip Wright.

Mastered by Jeffry-Wynne Prince.

"Greta" speech by Greta Thunberg at the September 21, 2019 climate strike in New YoRK.

"Ride On" guitar solo composed by Thomas Murphy.

"Ride ON" and "The Law of GRavity" drum arrangements by Bractune.

all instruments and vocals performed, sung, and programmed by Philip Wright.

Hawking style Speech on "The Law of Gravity" synthesized and used under free license from LingoJam.

Sound effects used under license from Soundsnap.

Cover art and design by Jonah Primo.

All music, lyrics, and arrangements by P Wright, except "Ride On" guitar solo composed by T Murphy, and "The Law of Gravity" and "Ride On" drum arrangements by D Meyer.

Special thanks to This Week's Group of Winners for the criticism and encouragement, Jeffry-Wynne Prince for his ongoing mentorship, Thomas Murphy for the feedback, and to Monica Engebretson for the continued love and support.

Recorded at The Rat Factory in Carmichael, California.

Don't eat animals.

© 2020 Philip Wright. ASCAP.

All rights reserved.

Participation Trophy Records

This album was recorded during lockdown orders for COVID-19. Thank you to these foster kittens for providing company and warmth in an otherwise lonely studio.

The Law of Gravity

How long, how long
Will you insist that you are wrong for me
And me for you
I know, I know
We're gonna happen anyway
No matter what we do

It's the law of gravity
You'll be falling into me
It's the law of gravity
The law of gravity

You say the stars
Will never line up close enough
For this wish to come true
I disagree
If you and I aren't meant to be
Then why'd I fall for you?

It's the law of gravity
You'll be falling into me
It's the law of gravity
The law of gravity

Not believing in love is the same as

not believing in gravity
You can try, but you will fall

It's the law of gravity
You'll be falling into me
It's the law of gravity
The law of gravity

There's Something Wrong With You

You had me by a puppet string
Another jerk in your big show
You never met anybody

you couldn't put to egoistic use
Oh, it never fails, they always 
end up dizzy

strung out from the same abuse

There's something wrong with you
There's something wrong with you

You think you will find happiness
By ripping it from someone else
It won't be a long time until

Everybody you spit out is replaced
And you won't have anybody left

to swallow up and fill that empty space

There's something wrong with you

There's something wrong with you

Your saccharine smile is a cruel trick
So narcissistic, you cannot co-exist
You're caustic, salt in a slit wrist
You have cured me of my incipience

There's something wrong with you
There's something wrong with you
There's something wrong with you
There's something wrong with you

Greta (2020 Remix)

 

"We deserve a safe future. And we demand a safe future."

Sea levels are on the rise
Tiny hands tweet deceit and lies
Youth rebellion is mobilized

Now I would do
Anything for Greta, Greta
Even though I never met her, met her
I gotta make the world better, better
I have to try
Anything for Greta, Greta
Even though I never met her, met her
I gotta leave the world better, better
Before I die

Science warned us for fifty years

Can't live outside the biosphere

Tipping points are already here

Now I would do
Anything for Greta, Greta
Even though I never met her, met her
I gotta make the world better, better
I have to try
Anything for Greta, Greta
Even though I never met her, met her
I gotta leave the world better, better
Before I die

"Do you think they hear us? We will make them hear us!"

Now I would do
Anything for Greta, Greta
Even though I never met her, met her
I gotta make the world better, better
I have to try
Anything for Greta, Greta
Even though I never met her, met her
I gotta leave the world better, better
Before I die

"And if you belong to that small group of people who feel threatened by us, then we have some very bad news for you, because this is only the beginning!"

MY FIRST KISS

I was a tender boy
I was confused
I didn't know the difference
Between being loved and being used
I thought I was safe
Walking home from school with you
You were just a little girl
A little taller, but still

You crushed me up against a fence
And put your mouth over mine
I wasn't ready for it
No, no, no, you shoved me across a line
And I fell on the other side
Of my first kiss
With the taste of blood and strawberry ChapStick

On my lips
My first kiss

I walked home in a daze

Into my room and locked the door

I felt a twitch, I moved an inch

But I didn't know what it was for

I felt like I'd beat up
I was afraid to go outside
You were just a little girl
A little taller, but still

You crushed me up against a fence
And put your mouth over mine
I wasn't ready for it
No, no, no, you shoved me across a line
And I fell on the other side
Of my first kiss
With the taste of blood and strawberry ChapStick

On my lips
My first kiss

My first kiss
I could not resist
My first kiss
Every boy's wish
My first kiss
My first kiss

Echoes in My Head

Can't you feel it?
I think about you all the time
Stare at the clock all night
And wonder if I'm on your mind

Hold back the morning
I'm not ready for the sun
Sent you a message
I hope I didn't wake you up
I can't remember
Anything you ever said
Did I really hear you
Or was it all just echoes in my head?
Was it all just echoes in my head?

Dawn is breaking
I close the blinds and close my eyes
You're probably waking now
If you reach back I'll be surprised

Hold back the morning
I'm not ready for the sun
Sent you a message
I hope I didn't wake you up
I can't remember
Anything you ever said
Did I really hear you
Or was it all just echoes in my head?
Was it all just echoes in my head?

It's not what you said that keeps me awake at night
It's the way you move your eyes that sets me on fire

Hold back the morning
I'm not ready for the sun
Sent you a message
I hope I didn't wake you up
I can't remember
Anything you ever said
Did I really hear you
Or was it all just echoes in my head?
Was it all just echoes in my head?

RIDE ON

I am riding through the desert
Burning through the dark
Guided by the wisdom Of a million distance stars
Two wheels underneath me
A six gun at my side
Holding on with one hand On the edge of the great divide

I keep putting miles behind me
'Cause I'm a wanted man
Didn't like the dealer, Now his blood is on my hands
I could've gone the distance
Instead I went too far
Nothing left for me But open road and my guitar

I don't know where I'm going
Ride on, ride on
If you see me keep going
Ride on, ride on

My mother tried to love me
My father I don't know
Maybe he was like me And that's why he had to go
I don't think too much about it
Can't change it anyway
Just get on with the business Of getting on each day

I don't know where I'm going
Ride on, ride on
If you see me keep going
Ride on, ride on

No-one ever showed me what it means to be a man
So I'm finding my own way the best that I can

There's a woman and she knew me
Loved me just the same
Her baby had my eyes

He's better off without my name

I don't know where I'm going
Ride on, ride on
If you see me keep going
Ride on, ride on

The Bad Batch

You're not like the rest of us
It's time you got off the bus
There is a place to bury your face and slip into the dream
The rolling desert thunder is much closer than it seems

When you're tripping through a breakdown
And you're going slightly mad
There's a thought you have to chase down
From the life you used to have

Ooh, ooh, you're the bad batch
Ooh, ooh, you're the bad batch

You still have another leg
Save yourself, keep your head
Take your gun to hunt down the one who wrote your tragedy
Your rabbit's on the fire now and that can't be unseen

When the new king tries to tempt you
With a novel empty dream
And you're left with next to nothing
You might find that's all you need

Ooh, ooh, you're the bad batch
Ooh, ooh, you're the bad batch

Run, baby, run
Fast as you can
Straight into fate
Lose yourself in the sand

Ooh, ooh, you're the bad batch
Ooh, ooh, you're the bad batch
Ooh, ooh, you're the bad batch
Ooh, ooh, you're the bad batch

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